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February 20, 2005
Rep. Mel Watt
Democratic Representative from North Carolina
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Rep. Mel Watt BIO:
· U.S. House Representative (D-NC), Congressional Black Caucus Chairman.

PREVIOUS:
· Elected U.S. House Representatives from North Carolina's 12th District (1992)
· Elected one term in the North Carolina Senate (1985-86)
· Harvey Gantt's Campaign Manager for City Council, Mayor and United States Senate
· Small business owner of an assisted living facility
· Practiced law with the firm Chambers, Stein, Ferguson and Becton (1971-1992)

COMMITTEES:
· House Financial Services Committee
· House Judiciary Committee (Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law)
· House/Senate Joint Economic Committee

EDUCATION:
· Graduate of York Road High School in Charlotte
· Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS degree in Business Administration
· President of the business honors fraternity as a result of having the highest academic average in the Business School
· In 1970 he received a JD degree from Yale University Law School and was a published member of the Yale Law Journal

PERSONAL:
Born in Mecklenburg County, NC Aug. 26, 1945. Married to Eulada Paysour Watt. Two kids, Brian and Jason


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Info: He talks about growing up poor in the segregated south, how he managed to go to college and law school and eventually become the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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